“The One That You Hated”, the debut video from ADLER, the new band led by former GUNS N’ ROSES drummer Steven Adler, can be seen below. The song was released on April 10 via iTunes.
“The lyrics are about two people that are no good for each other, but for whatever reason won’t break up,” ADLER frontman Jacob Bunton (formerly of LYNAM and MARS ELECTRIC) tells RollingStone.com. “Maybe it’s the sex, maybe it’s the convenience, maybe they’re just scared to move on and start over, but a lot of people seem to be attracted to the people that they hate. Love and hate are intimately linked within the human brain.”
The cover for the single, which was created by the band’s guitarist, Lonny Paul, can be seen below.
ADLER has been recording its debut album in Los Angeles with producers Jeff Pilson (former DOKKEN and current FOREIGNER/TOOTH AND NAIL bassist) and Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, STEEL PANTHER, ADRENALINE MOB).
ADLER‘s CD will feature guest appearances by ROB ZOMBIE/ex-MARILYN MANSON guitarist John 5 and Steven‘s former GUNS N’ ROSES bandmate Slash (guitar).
“I love the music that we’re creating!” states Adler. “I haven’t been this excited about my band since the GN’R days. Jacob is exactly the singer I have been searching for. He has an amazing range and is a great writer and frontman. Lonny is an amazing guitarist and songwriter and the vibe is amazing!” He added, “I’m so excited for everyone to hear this record!”
Steven spent the past several years touring and recording with ADLER’S APPETITE, which played original material alongside cover versions of songs from GUNS‘ classic debut album, “Appetite For Destruction”.
In 2010, Adler collaborated with Slash on the latter’s self-titled debut solo album. He appeared on the track “Baby Can’t Drive”, along with RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS bassist Flea, Alice Cooper and Nicole Scherzinger. The song was featured on an expanded edition of the album released by Classic Rock magazine.
Adler, Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, singer Axl Rose and guitarist Izzy Stradlin were all inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame on April 14 in Cleveland, along with later GUNS N’ ROSES members, keyboardist Dizzy Reed and drummer Matt Sorum.